Benthic is a good word to throw around if you want you to impress your mates on a dive boat. The benthic environment is simply the seabed, whether it be on a shallow reef or at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Animals that live on or near the sea bed are called Benthos which sounds a bit like a Japanese lunchbox. One of the best species of Benthos in the world is the Flamboyant Cuttlefish, seen here in full glory!
Location: Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Dive Guide: Nadi Gajo Rivera